Welcome to Gundaroo

(Graeme Challinor's Gundaroo pages)

Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia 2620
lat 35.01.30 S         long 149.16.00 E         600m amsl
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location map


Gundaroo is a small historic village located about 35 km north of Canberra; previously in Gunning Shire and now part of the Yass Valley LGA. The village has been the subject of a number of studies and publications including a report by the National Trust of Australia.

Gundaroo is an important example of a typical 19th century Australian village and has become a significant tourist attraction for the area. Similarly its unique character has attracted many new residents in recent years. Gundaroo is special because it does not have the urban sprawl which is associated with other small towns within commuting distance of Canberra.

The village lies in the Yass River valley on gently rolling countryside and is surrounded by distant wooded hills. It contains all the elements typical of a township from last century such as an hotel, a general store/post office, a Common, a Park and three churches. The main street is mostly preserved in its original character.

Most of the older buildings were constructed in the period 1860-1890 and are generally in good condition. There is a range of building styles and materials including slab huts, wattle and daub, stone and locally fired brick.

There are now several newer buildings scattered throughout the village many of which complement the historic character of the township. There are also pleasing open spaces and a town common bordering the village on the eastern side. The common is one of the few remaining functioning town commons in existence and provides an area for villagers to graze cattle.

The National Trust has defined the village as being of historic significance and it has been classified as an Urban Conservation Area.

Village view

More information about Gundaroo and district:

bullet  Click here for a sketch of the main street (Cork Street)

bullet   Gundaroo History

bullet  Genealogy pages - Family History, Local Cemeteries and Research Data

bullet  Present Day Gundaroo

bullet  The Gundaroo Bush Festival

bullet  The Gundaroo Community Association

bullet  The 1st Gundaroo Scout Group

bullet  The Gundaroo Soldiers' Memorial Hall

bullet  Food

bullet  Local businesses

bullet  Child-Care

bullet   Other Things


Further reading: book picture


Other places to visit: open door


contact
Mail comments or queries to Graeme Challinor
gumtrees@gundaroo.info
P.O. Gundaroo, NSW 2620
Australia
Ph 02 62368166


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